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Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg, a total of 2,121 cattle, 58 goats, and 19 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were

Cover Crop Survey: Results And Trends Revealed

What are farmers recently surveyed saying about cover crops and their impacts on crop yields, soil health benefits, and weed control? Rod Bain reports.

No Longer a Hurricane, But Still Packing a Punch

Maria may be weakening but the storm is causing creating issues along the East Coast. CBS News Correspondent Jim Krasula reports. == The North Carolina State Veterinarian is recommending that not only household pets, but livestock be vaccinated for rabies.

Costing More to Feed the Family

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest marketbasket survey found the total cost of 16 foods that can be used to prepare several meals was $51.13. The cost is up $1.43, or about three percent, from the survey results a

Weakness in Cattle Futures Continues, Hogs Mixed

Cattle futures extended losses as traders continued to take stock of increases in supply expected early next year. Live cattle contracts for October fell 0.9% to $1.08275 a pound at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday. Front-month September feeder cattle

NC Slaughter Cows Drop, Bulls Higher

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 931 cattle, 145 goats, and 161 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 3.00 to 6.00 lower; and slaughter bulls were 6.00 to 10.00

Cattle Settles, Pigs Fly

Cattle futures tumbled Monday on expectations of higher supplies early next year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday that feeders placed 3% more cattle in lots for fattening in August than a year earlier, while analysts had expected

Wind Energy and Farming

Research by the West Central Research and Outreach Center provides agriculture many benefits, including a unique way to make nitrogen fertilizer. The University of Minnesota facility in Morris, Minnesota, serves as an agriculture experiment station, with one of many focus

Tax Changes to Impact Producers, But How?

New details are filtering out on the GOP’s evolving tax plan. Some reports say equipment expensing and how producers file their taxes could see changes. Washington Post sources say the White House and GOP leaders want to cut the rate

International Markets Love US Cattle

In the last five years the global market has quadrupled, having a tremendous impact on the U.S. dairy industry, according to Carl Kent, international marketing coordinator, for the Holstein Association USA. He says that 30 to 40 percent of dairy